A warm welcome to my page & many thanks for visiting my website.

My name's Peter Borrett, I'm married to Ruth & have one daughter called Holly.

My corkscrew collecting started back in 2002 when both my wife Ruth & myself
decided we should stop cluttering the house with all sorts of different stuff &
collect something specific. Ruth decided she'd look for antique tins & after
browsing through some antique books I thought I'd hunt for old corkscrews as
they looked so interesting in all their diverse forms. Ruth soon lost interest
looking for tins but from day one of deciding to collect Corkscrews I quenched
my new interest with passion which still burns within today.
To help finance my collection I've sold plenty of corkscrews
on Ebay, my user name's loxwoodfc (the name of a football
club that I played for). I've also been selling through this
website since 2004 & at some point in the future will stall
out at Newark antique fair.

Other than the corkscrews I love football, playing badly until
the legs gave in, but I still keep myself fit as I play in my
squash leagues. I'm also a qualified FA referee. Sport
aside, I play bass guitar in a London based rock/pop
covers band called Sound Mined. Check out our
Lemonrock website to hear our recordings & find out where
we are playing live. If you make it to a gig, you absolutely
must come & say Hi. I can often be found late at night
working on solo music projects too.
I've tried to make Corkscrews Online as informative as possible. I
know when I started out collecting corkscrews I found it to be a
minefield, so I really hope this site can help you.

I've made some great friends while corkscrew collecting. Yes,
corkscrew collectors are a friendly bunch. Why not join me & a
number of others at a newly formed corkscrew club, the Cheap As
Chips Corkscrew Club. It's free to join, find out more here

As I mentioned earlier, I sell on Ebay as loxwoodfc. The link below will
take you to my auctions if I have any running. I normally start my
auctions low & hope for the best, so you might just grab a terrific
loxwoodfc on Ebay

Don't forget to look through my current items for sale on this web site.
There's always a great selection of pieces on offer at fair market
prices. All my items are sold with a full money back guarantee if not as
Corkscrews for sale

If you're after anything specific, drop me a line as there's a good
chance  I can find it for you.
If you would like to contribute to this web site in any way don't hesitate in dropping me a line. There's plenty of web
space available for your stories, articles or anything else that you would like to add.
Since starting out in 2002 I've worked hard to assemble a fine collection of antique corkscrews. I've lost count
exactly how many pieces I have now, but I'd guess at something like 1500. I appreciate not only the more desirable
patented mechanical corkscrews that often demand very high prices but also enjoy simple corkscrews that feel
good in the hand & give you a flavour of history.
September 2009
Wanted an original
arcade Williams
Defender machine.

I spent many hours
playing this game in the
80's & want to spend
many hours playing it
once again.

I'll give you a fair price &
will collect within 150
miles of Reading,
Berkshire or will arrange
to have it collected by
courier if you're further
away. UK only machine
to avoid complications.

Ideally I want a Defender
arcade machine in good
condition, however if you
have a Williams
Defender arcade
machine in any
condition for sale please
contact me.
Mail Peter

MY TRIBUTE TO JOHN LENNON, 30 years missed